Race & Rally Parts
1966 McLaren M1B
The McLaren M1B was the 1965 development of McLaren’s first racing car the M1A. The design of the M1B was evolved by artist Michael Turner, working with Tyler Alexander and Robin Herd. The McLaren team ran the M1B as their “works” car for 1965 through to the end of 1966.
M1B chassis 30/06 was actually ordered from Bruce McLaren himself. This occurred at the 1965 SCCA convention held in Detroit and the order was placed by Marshall Brooke Doran of Indiana. The car finished on 28th March 1966 and dispatched to the US on 19th April 1966. It was supplied in plain white.
Doran raced the car hard throughout 1966 and 1967 in USRRC and CanAm events. In the long distance races he shared with Carl Haas (the McLaren agent for McLaren).
The car comes with many period pictures, either in black & white or in color, together with original entry lists, with which have been assembled in a very nice record book of the car in period.
The car continued to race throughout the 70’s in national events before newer CanAm technology rendered the M1B obsolete.
By the early 80’s the car had made its way back to the UK with historic racer Alex Seldon, who in turn sold it in 1982 to John Brindley. Brindley, a successful racer himself was coaching John Foulston and the pair raced it occasionally as part of the program.
In 1983 John Foulston bought the car and raced it in the UK in the HSCC Will Hire Historic GT Championship and further campaigned the car up to 1987 when it was sold to Richard Weiland of Mainz in Germany.
Weiland raced it in the early years of the Supersports Cup on and off until 2001 when Tom Commander of Kennilworth in the UK purchased the car and raced it for a couple of years in the same series.
Richard and Lionel Dodkins purchased the car in 2003 and also ran it in the Supersports Cup driven by Glen Price. It also did the Goodwood Festival of Speed with Tommy Reed from Ireland. Both Nick Whale and Richard Dodkins enjoyed great success in The Whitsun Trophy, with Whale taking a 2nd place in 2007.
Roger Wills purchased the car in late 2008. Roger Wills enjoyed great success with the car from his very first races in it matching Whale’s second place in the Whitsun Trophy and winning the CHE 3 hours with Joe Twyman at Paul Ricard.
Roger Wills sold the car to Carlo Incerti in 2013 who decided to have it entirely restored by WDK in the UK and Mathwall Engineering.
The car comes with a record book which contains many information and articles on the 30-06 racing history through the years.
When Carlo Incerti bought the McLaren from Roger Wills, it was in very good condition, but he decided to have it entirely rebuilt by DKW in the UK.
For the chassis, safety equipment, suspensions etc., he selected WDK Motosport, who is a leading preparer for historic racing cars in Sussex, UK and which won for several years the award of Best UK Preparer of the Year.
The engine has been rebuilt by Mathwall Engineering in the UK, which is the premier company for rebuilding and tuning racing Chevrolet engines for McLarens, Ford GT 40s and Lolas.
The engine has been completely rebuilt with a very good performance (503 hp at 6500 rpm) and an impressive torque, as evidenced by the chart. The work has been carefully documented, totaling more than 120 000 €.
The car has a valid FIA HTP from 2014 and condition testing done.
Since the restoration, the previous owner did two races in the FIA World Championship for Sports Cars in 2014, Barcelona and Spa Francorchamps for the FIA World Championship, then three races in 2015: Goodwood, Monza for the FIA Championship (1st of class ! ) and again Spa Francorchamps for the FIA Championship.
The car is equipped with a video/telemetry system (Vbox) and comes with sets of spare rims and rims/tyres for wet and various spares (alternator, water radiator, oil radiator, wishbones, rods, etc...).
A highly competitive car
The car is very competitive. Here below an example of lap times:
· Goodwood: 1.19.3
· Brands Hatch (GP): 1.36.0
· Silverstone (GP): 2.03.3
· Spa Francorchamps: 2.38.5
· Donington Park:1.13.6
Highly eligible to the most prestigious events
The car is eligible for the FIA World Championship for Historic Sports Car, Peter’s Auto CER Series and Both Goodwood Revival and Goodwood Members' Meeting, where it took three times second place in the most coveted race of the Goodwood Revival, the Whitsun Trophy.
Price upon request